Federal prosecutors are reportedly dropping most of the cases against radical leftists who rioted in Portland for months, attacking a federal courthouse, throwing bricks and Molotov cocktails, setting fires and more.
As Trump supporters sit in jail for what happened at the Capital on January 6th, we are reminded that we are now living in an America where justice depends on your political views.
People on the left get away with anything. Conservatives are held to a different standard.
KGW News reports:
Feds quietly dismiss dozens of Portland protest cases
Federal prosecutors have dismissed more than one-third of cases stemming from last summer’s violent protests in downtown Portland, when protesters clashed with federal agents. KGW reviewed federal court records and found 31 of the 90 protest cases have been dismissed by the U.S. Department of Justice, including a mix of misdemeanor and felony charges.
Some of the most serious charges dropped include four defendants charged with assaulting a federal officer, which is a felony. More than half of the dropped charges were “dismissed with prejudice,” which several former federal prosecutors described as extremely rare. “Dismissed with prejudice” means the case can’t be brought back to court.
The dismissal of protest cases runs counter to the tough talk coming from the U.S. Department of Justice last summer. Billy Williams, then-U.S. Attorney for Oregon, vowed there would be consequences for the nightly graffiti, fires and vandalism outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse.
“Make no mistake: those who commit violence in the name of protest, will be investigated, arrested, prosecuted, and face prison time,” said Williams in a Sept. 25, 2020 press release.
Equal justice under the law is now a thing of the past, apparently.
Federal prosecutors have “quietly dismissed” 31 of 90 cases stemming from the violent riots in downtown Portland last summer, and many more federal charges are expected to be dismissed soon, KGW8 reported this week.https://t.co/wyPjHGyRpT
— Deb Heine, Dissident (@NiceDeb) March 4, 2021
UPDATE: In the past 24 hours, federal prosecutors dismissed two more Portland protest cases. So far, the U.S. Dept. of Justice has quietly dropped 34 of 90 cases stemming from last summer's protests in downtown Portland. https://t.co/L4zdj3axH7#KGWInvestigates pic.twitter.com/wA3uWIUBfP
— Kyle Iboshi (@KyleIboshi) March 3, 2021
There is going to be a backlash because of this.